Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Getting a new DVD to review is a chance to break out the microwave pop corn and snuggle up together on the couch around here. Yes, we are classy people.
This week Tangled arrived and I was hoping it would be one that Popps and I could enjoy together. Afterall, it is the story of Rapunzel, she who sings and paints and was born a princess, with 70 feet of flowing blonde tresses to swing around.
Tangled was unfortunately not for Popps, she made it about half way, past quite a bit of frying pan whacking, and the pub of rather scary looking outcasts, but when Flynn Rider and Rapunzel nearly drown, she packed up her popcorn and headed off. I watched the end that night, thinking maybe she could just watch the end, but I don't think she would cope with the bit when Flynn Rider gets stabbed with a knife by the wicked witch and looks like dying.
Tangled is the classic Rapunzel, I enjoyed it. If your children enjoy classic fairy tales where there is a lot of evil and bad things that happen before the classic happy ending then they will love it too. The horse and the chameleon are certainly well added characters, the songs are entertaining and the graphics are fabulous. Some of the one liners are great, including 'the Smoulder'.
But, I am asking you to take a look at the trailer above and tell me, if this was not an animated movie would you allow your children to watch it? What level of fake violence is acceptable, at what age do you think children can process the real from the fake? Fairy tales have been around for centuries, but pre the magic of Disney we had to use our imagination to dream up the baddies...were they ever that graphic in your mind? I know we are among the stricter households when it comes to restricting the types of things our children view, so I am interested to hear what others think.
This is about to be released on 11 May 2011, but if you are in Australia, you can save your pennies by winning a copy here instead.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.